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Driving: Licensing

Department for Transport written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes Independent, Romsey and Southampton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what protections there are for drivers whose licences are revoked on medical grounds where the medical information used was demonstrably incorrect.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is responsible for ensuring that only those who meet the required medical standards are issued with a driving licence.

The DVLA considers all available medical evidence before making a decision. If a driving licence is revoked based on the medical information, the DVLA will always consider any further information that subsequently becomes available. If this demonstrates that the required medical standards can be met, the DVLA will investigate and, where appropriate, reinstate the driving entitlement. Drivers whose licences are revoked on medical grounds also have the right to appeal through the courts should they wish to do so.

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